39 watts T5 bulbs

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  1. r0ckf1re

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    What's the best place to get bulbs. I have 8 x T5s. Any suggestions on colors that are best for sps?

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  3. Rossreefer

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    Would go for 5 X Blue+, 2 X Coral+, and one Purple+
     
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    No actinic?

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    I agree. The more blue + the better IMO
     
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    So, where can I get bulbs at a reasonable price.

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    I know Reeftek globes are nicely priced and DYMAX.
     
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    I am due for my bulb change next month, I am contemplating either just going LED or just doing my bulbs, from what I have read though I would not personally go for the reefteks as they loose their spectrum and color within 6 months as apposed to the more expensive ATI bulbs

    So tagging along to see what the others say
     
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    I am currently using 4X blue plus ,2x aquablue special, 1actinic and purple plus for my SPS tank.

    and I must also get new bulbs so if anyone knows where to get ATI bulbs at a reasonable price pleas let me know.
     
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    Pics of tank @Antonio. How's the growth?

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  11. Antonio

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    @r0ckf1re here are some pics
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    pic taken today
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    pic taken September 2015
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    Lovely tank. I think I'll go for the same as you. Your tank looks great. My tank is shallow, so may look brighter. It's 35 high

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    Thanks, my tank is 60cm high so in your 35cm tank its going to be plenty of light.
     
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    not to hijack :) but any suggestions on a bulb layout on a quad?
     
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    No hijack, its good that we can all learn.
    Seems like more blue is the way to go. Maybe 3 blue and one purple or actinic.

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    Bulb choice will depend on personal preference and what you plan on achieving
    Blue promotes colour, while white helps growth so you need to get a balance between the two
    A tank with all blues will look a bit unnatural
     
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